Our painting is the portrait of mary Moll Davis, the favorite of the king Charles II, the portrait is very quality and the frame is original XVII century.
Mrs Mary Moll Davy ( 1648 – 1708)
Willem Wissing, also known as William Wissing (1656) -10 September 1687), was a Dutch portrait artist. He was born in either Amsterdam or The Hague, and studied at The Hague under Willem Doudijns (1630–97) and Arnoldus van Ravestyn (1615–90). In 1676, he moved to England, where he studied with and assisted Peter Lely. After Lely's death
in 1680, Wissing emerged as his most important pupil. Godfrey Kneller was the only contemporary portrait artist in England to rival Wissing. Wissing’s royal sitters include Charles II of England, Catherine of Braganza, George of Denmark and James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth. In 1685, James II of England sent Wissing to the Netherlands to paint portraits of his Dutch son-in-law and daughter, the future William III of England and the future Mary II of College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. Wissing died in 1687 at the peak of his fame as a portrait painter, at Burghley House, the home of John Cecil 5th Earl of Exeter near Stamford in Lincolnshire. Some suspected he was poisoned out of jealousy of his success. According to Houbraken his epitaph was Immodicis brevis est aetas,England.
Dimensions without frame : 126.5cm X 103cm
With Frame : 152cmX 128cm
29 000 €
Price : on request